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Bequia Maritime Museum

Port Elizabeth, Bequia
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Three boats in a shed...

This place was ok. Basically 3 boats in a shed over friendship bay. The view of the bay was amazing... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
GCLB
,
Trinidad
via mobile
Great way to learn about the history of Bequia

A great way to spend 30 minutes to learn about Bequia's very rich maritime and boat building... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
BlueFoot_Travel
,
British Virgin Islands
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“lawson” (4 reviews)
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Port Elizabeth, Bequia
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

This place was ok. Basically 3 boats in a shed over friendship bay. The view of the bay was amazing but the museum was boring. 3 boats in a shed.

1  Thank GCLB
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

A great way to spend 30 minutes to learn about Bequia's very rich maritime and boat building history and meet the charming Lawson Sergeant. Lawson met the Queen when she came to Bequia and presented her with a model version of Britannia that he had...More

2  Thank BlueFoot_Travel
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

This museum is small but unusual, photos and model boats, whaling information and exhibits. Lawson was there when I visited which added a personal touch and he was able to answer my questions about whaling and boat building. Even if you are not a maritime...More

2  Thank LDB65
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

This small museum explains the whaling industry of the island and is well labelled and informative and is an important place to visit to understand the island.

1  Thank carostraker
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This museum is a must for anyone interested in boat building and the history of Bequia. Nicola our guide had an in depth knowledge of both. The story of whaling on the island and whale boat building was fascinating. The small hand book is worth...More

2  Thank Meerhay
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

I have to admit I wasn't thrilled to be visiting, but I had my expactations thrown...I really enjoyed the information on offer andfound it fascinating to hear the old whaling tales and to see how SMALL the whaling boats were...with the maratime history such an...More

1  Thank bluebellbabe
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Reviewed 6 February 2016

Lawson Sargeant was an amazing tour guide showing us the beautiful wooden boats he has built. Just seeing the photos of him as a young man was worth the admission (15EC). The museum is just past Coco's on the right, turn at Rastaferian house.

2  Thank Cecilia H
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

Included in our island tour. You walk around an area that is enclosed with iron bars -- I supposed that this is the best way to display the whaling boats, murals & whaling gear / without worrying about theft / vandalism. Thankfully this way of...More

1  Thank rollngstone
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

No matter what you think of whaling now, it is good to learn about how and why it was done by the locals to exist. This way of live will be gone forever soon.

Thank Rowan813
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Reviewed 5 May 2015

Nice small museum featuring 27 foot whaling boat, training boat and various tools. Great opportunity to learn local history.

Thank Pam52787
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